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Gov. Scott Walker Campaign Chair Helped Fund Project Veritas Sleaze

IRS records show a Milwaukee based fund gave significant financial support to James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/30/2017
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Right-Wing Florida Group Produces Campaign-Style Video Promoting Scott Walker

Scott Walker's 2018 Election Bid Kicks Off With Bradley Foundation Once Again Writing Checks to Support His Ambitions.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/20/2017
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Records Expose Right-Wing Agenda of Latest Center on UW Campus

Right-wing politicians and academics are using tax dollars and chasing more money from right-wing foundations to promote their ideological agenda.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/12/2017
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University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Threatens Students Free Speech

The UW Board of Regents is poised to codify as policy the provisions of potentially unconstitutional legislation to restrict free speech on UW campuses.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/04/2017
From the Archives

How to Buy a University Department

Bradley Foundation and Kochs buy a new UW-Madison economics institute.
Urban Milwaukee
10/03/2017
In the News

Follow the Money: A Handy Guide to Some of the Organizations on the School Choice Gravy Train

One Wisconsin Institute compiled a list of the organizations that have been funded by the far-right Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee.
Diane Ravitch
09/06/2017
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Scott Walker’s Favorite Right-Wing Foundations Funding His Favorite Professor

Noah Williams has received grants worth $340,000 from right-wing mega funders Koch and Bradley Foundations this year.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/01/2017
In the News

UW-Madison’s new CROWE think tank funded by Koch, Bradley

One Wisconsin Now revealed that in February, 2015, Williams used his UW-Madison email account to offer “economic analysis and advising” to Walker.
Capital Times
08/31/2017
Press Release

No Politics at $900 Million Right Wing Bradley Foundation?

Internal documents leaked and reported on by the media have invited new scrutiny of the activities of the $900 million Bradley Foundation
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One Wisconsin Now
05/18/2017
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Bradley Foundation Bankrolls Front Groups of Discredited PR Spin Doctor Richard Berman

Bradley even has an enemies list. The groups are a mixture of good government groups, media groups, public relations firms, and funding organizations.
Center for Media and Democracy
05/09/2017
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now ‘Proud’ to be on Bradley Foundation ‘Enemies List’

We are proud to have made the Bradley Foundation’s enemies list and we have every intention of remaining on it.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/05/2017
In the News

Hacked records show Bradley Foundation taking its conservative Wisconsin model national

An internal Bradley document compiles... an enemies list, of sorts. Making the list were two Wisconsin groups, One Wisconsin Now and the Center for Media and Democracy.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
05/05/2017
Press Release

Michael Grebe & John Humphries? Follow the Money.

John Humphries pledged his loyalty to Michael Grebe’s agenda to take money from public schools and give it to private voucher schools in exchange for support.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/19/2017
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Conservative legal group announces states’ rights initiative

Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, said the new center and the Bradley Foundation don't represent the state's citizens and their needs.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
07/11/2016
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GOP insider Rick Graber to lead Bradley Foundation

"He certainly checks Bradley's biggest boxes," said Scot Ross, head of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, which closely tracks the foundation.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
06/24/2016
In the News

Right-Wing Bradley Foundation Spent $108M to Privatize Public Education

A major new report from One Wisconsin Institute finds that the Bradley Foundation spent more than $108 million to privatize public schools in Wisconsin.
Diane Ravitch
01/05/2016
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Walker Campaign Co-Chair Says Attack on Public Ed. an ‘Accomplishment’

Michael Grebe called draining hundreds of millions in public tax dollars away from public schools for unaccountable private schools an “accomplishment.”
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One Wisconsin Institute
12/18/2015
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Bradley Foundation’s Education Privatization Campaign Rolls On

Updated research exposing the right-wing Bradley Foundation’s spending over $108 million in support of education privatization from provides some answers.
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One Wisconsin Institute
12/17/2015
Research Report

P is for Payoff

The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation is among the largest funders of the right-wing propaganda machine in the country. Their influence in Wisconsin cannot be underestimated.
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One Wisconsin Institute
12/14/2015
Press Release

Bradley Foundation Primary in Full Swing

Michael Grebe may have failed to elevate Scott Walker as a contender on the national stage, but he has multiple suitors who’d like to have his support.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/10/2015
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Bradley Foundation Head Michael Grebe to Retire

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting Bradley Foundation CEO Michael Grebe will be stepping down from his post no later than June 30, 2016.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/23/2015
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Michael Grebe to retire as CEO of Bradley Foundation

Michael Grebe took the $800 million-plus he controlled as head of the Bradley Foundation and integrated it into the fabric of state and national GOP politics.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
10/22/2015
In the News

Muslim advocate: Scott Walker is ‘enabling ISIS’ with ‘radical Islam’ rhetoric

One Wisconsin Now suggested Walker's message was driven by the conservative Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, whose president is Walker's presidential campaign chairman.
Capital Times
08/29/2015
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Walker Taps Bradley Foundation Chair to Head Presidential Campaign

The Bradley Foundation, with over $830 million in assets, its largesse insulates Walker from criticism by the vast network of leading right-wing influence peddlers that Bradley finances.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/10/2015
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Johnson Panders on Bradley Foundation Pet Project

Add U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to the list of politicians seeking to feed at the education privatization cartel’s trough.
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One Wisconsin Now
06/19/2015
In the News

Bradley Foundation plays key role in setting stage for Scott Walker presidential run

"The Bradley Foundation millions have bought Scott Walker an insurance policy from criticism by the intellectual right," said Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now.
Associated Press
06/13/2015
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Before Walker run, a conservative foundation set the stage

The Bradley Foundation millions have bought Scott Walker an insurance policy from criticism by the intellectual right.
Associated Press
06/12/2015
Press Release

The Foundations of Scott Walker's Agenda: Bradley and Koch

On issues like public education and the environment the foundations of Scott Walker’s agenda are not us. Instead he’s is shilling for right-wing billionaires and their foundations to advance his own political ambitions.
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05/15/2015
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25 Years of School Privatization, 25 Years of Failure

On its silver anniversary, the Wisconsin school privatization experiment is the gold standard for failure and lack of accountability. But that won’t stop its champions like the Bradley-funded propaganda machine.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/28/2015
In the News

Diving Into The Dark Money Of Scott Walker’s Bradley Foundation Donors

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty is not simply a conservative, public interest law firm. It is a virtual extension of the political apparatus surrounding Gov. Scott Walker.
Crooks & Liars
04/15/2015
In the News

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Fight Against Labor

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests examine union and pension battles for potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates Scott Walker and Chris Christie.
MSNBC
02/28/2015
In the News

State Senate approves right-to-work bill

The liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now said speakers representing seven conservative groups got $3 million in funding from the Bradley Foundation.
Wisconsin State Journal
02/26/2015
Press Release

GOP-Controlled Committee Puts Bradley-funded Groups at Front of the Line

Groups receiving funding from the Bradley Foundation were at the head of the line at yesterday’s public hearing on a right-to-work law.
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02/25/2015
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Statements on Senate Passage of 'Wrong for Wis.' Right-to-Work Bill

Seventeen Republican Senators listened to powerful special interests like the Bradley Foundation run by Gov. Walker's campaign co-chair and voted against Wisconsin families.
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One Wisconsin Now
02/25/2015
In the News

Unions, liberal groups suggest ALEC connection to Wis. right-to-work bill

While union leaders focused their criticisms on ALEC, the liberal group One Wisconsin Now tied the right-to-work push to the conservative Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation.
Capital Times
02/24/2015
In the News

Following the money behind ‘right-to-work’

The watchdog group One Wisconsin Now released research on the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, headed by Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair.
Wisconsin Gazette
02/24/2015
Press Release

Research Reveals Walker Campaign Co-Chair as Major RTW Propaganda Financier

Once again we see Michael Grebe and his Bradley Foundation paving the way for Gov. Walker’s right-wing, Tea Party agenda with a massive propaganda campaign.
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One Wisconsin Now
02/23/2015
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State Senate Republicans Make a Bad Idea Even Worse

The efforts of both Assembly and Senate Republicans fall woefully short of protecting our children and tax dollars, instead putting ideology and political payback before helping our schools be the best that they can be.
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Scot Ross
01/23/2015
Testimony

Testimony in Opposition to 2015 Assembly Bill 1

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony to members of Assembly Education Committee, in opposition to Assembly Bill 1.
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Scot Ross
01/14/2015
Testimony

Testimony in Opposition to Assembly Joint Resolution 1

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony in opposition to Assembly Joint Resolution 1, being heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.
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Scot Ross
01/08/2015
In the News

ProfitShip Learning

According to a report by One Wisconsin Now, the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation is a major underwriter of this propaganda effort.
The Progressive
12/08/2014
Press Release

‘Right-to-Work’ Backer Cites Bradley Foundation-Funded Junk Science

Rep. Kapenga used statistics promoted by the Bradley-funded Mackinac Center to claim introducing the measure in Wisconsin would be good for the state economy.
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12/04/2014
In the News

Republicans Smear Mary Burke, Sneer at Minimum Wage

“The wallet and fingerprints of Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair Michael Grebe are all over this last-second desperate smear against Mary Burke,” says One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross.
The Progressive
10/31/2014
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The Anatomy of a Right-Wing Smear Campaign

The wallet and fingerprints of Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair, Michael Grebe, are all over this last-second desperate smear against Mary Burke.
Cody Oliphant
Cody Oliphant
10/30/2014
Press Release

Walker Campaign Co-Chair Behind Political Hit Job

A review of IRS records and Bradley Foundation reports reveals they have provided significant financial support for the media outlet that first reported on the smear.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/30/2014
Press Release

College GOP Not the Only Allies of Walker Saying "Yes to the Dress"

A review of annual reports from the Bradley Foundation, run by Gov. Walker’s campaign co-chair, shows it doled out $80,000 to Ave Maria University in Florida.
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10/03/2014
Press Release

Emails Show Walker Involved in Voter Intimidation Billboard Campaign

This is the smoking gun that shows Scott Walker at the center of one of Wisconsin’s most notorious voter intimidation efforts.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/12/2014
Press Release

A Guide to Gov. Walker's Education Policy

While studies of the voucher program have failed to demonstrate higher achievement for students, pandering to the voucher industry has been lucrative for career politician Scott Walker’s campaign account.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/04/2014
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